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Just a Sentimental Fool

This week on the Sentimental Sundays challenge we are asking you to get sentimental with us and make a sentiment the focus of your project. This challenge is sponsored by Raindrop Echo Designs and Heart Song Designs.

Every other week, Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs creates a sentiment set using quotes from a member of the DT for the weekly freebie. Last October, I was asked to supply my favorite quotes and Ann created this gorgeous digi sentiment. I paired it up with another sentiment set from Ann, Fancy Curvy Frame-Dots which is available at Whimsy Stamps. I love the versatility of digital stamps. You can resize them, recolor them, flip & rotate them, or, in this case, I place my digi sentiment inside the digi frame and printed them out. I printed it twice, once on red paper and once on the graph type paper and pieced them together for the look you see here. I love these new papers that I bought and couldn’t wait to use them. I used all old embellishments from my stash to add some detail.

I hope that you will join us for our challenge asking you to focus on the sentiment. You can link up your project, download the weekly free digi sentiment set, and see the rest of the DT’s inspiration pieces on the Sentimental Sundays blog.

There is only about a week left to get in the draw for my Color Your World blog candy. Click on the photo below to see how you can get a chance to win.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Fancy Curvy Frame – Dots by Raindrop Echo Designs (available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, PaperStudios black CS, My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found –Union Square paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestablities, Papertrey scalloped edge die
  • Embellishments: Kaiser pearls, Close To My Heart Filigree Charms brad, misc. black trim



Cheryl said…
OMG this is beautiful,everything works so well together!!!
Anne Marie said…
Cheryl, this is beautiful! as always, I just love how you pair the papers together and all of your fabby details. Love every bit of it! Hugs! :)
Doreen said…
This is stunning Cheryl the sentiment is
Margreet said…
Gorgeous card the sentiment and all your punches and diecuts....papers are very pretty!
xxx Margreet
Cheryl said…
oh wow this is stunning adore that sentiment and the layout is just brilliant hugs cherylxxx
Chabersztyna said…
Great card :3 Colours <3
Alicia said…
Oh, this is absolutely beautiful!
Alicia xx
Karen B. said…
Beautiful card and fabulous sentiment!
Absolutely beautiful! Your cards are always so pretty.
Audrey Pettit said…
This is absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! What amazing detail here. All the paper layers, the stitching, the, so beautiful. And I truly adore your sentiment and frame work. They are so lovely together.
Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.
Barbara Bruder said…
What a great card.All your elements compliment each other, great use of stitching.Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge this week.
Barbara - AI DT
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Hazel said…
Awww such a lovely sentiment - gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at AiFactory (Hazel, Guest Designer) x
Oh my stars!! This is AMAZING! I just LOVE the whole vintage look! So classy too! What a beautiful card Cheryl! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Stunning Cheryl!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!
Out to the pool I go!

Woooow, your card looks amazing!!!! I love how you framed the sentiment, all the shapes coordinate so well together - you are one clever girl! Gorgeous papers! ;))
Fleur said…
WOW, Cheryl I love this, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx
Hazel (Didos) said…
Hi Cheryl, Ah this is stunning I love the colours you have used. Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo
Kim. said…
Wow this is amazing, I love text as focal points and this is perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Kim xXx
Silvia(Barnie) said…
That's a wonderful card, love the saying.
Tracy said…
This is beautiful Cheryl! Those papers are so stylish and I love the design and embellishments you used. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal this week!
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is wonderful with the DP, stitching and sentiment, great job as always, love stopping by to see what great little creation you made.
craftybunny said…
Beautiful card.Has a real vintage vibe to it.Love the papers and all the layering.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and AiFActory. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x
Sussie said…
Wonderful card!
I love the sentiment and hope it´s true when it comes to me and my hubby ;)
Have a great day!
Sussie said…
Wonderful card!
I love the sentiment and hope it´s true when it comes to me and my hubby ;)
Have a great day!
Beautiful card, the colours matrch and work so well together
Fantastic, just love it! Fab LO & colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments & CYP this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Karin said…
Wow, how beautiful! Love all the details, but it's not too "frilly" so you could give it to the hubby...Love that frame stamp too!
Jackie said…
Wowzers! Your card is gorgeous the layout, colors & everything elese you did!!! Excellent work my friend & TFS!!!!!
What a beauty! Very nicely done! I enjoyed looking at it, at all the harmony of colours and details!
Martha said…
oh this is just too cute!, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out
Joanne Gilch said…
Thank you for such an awesome sentimental card entry at Daisy Doodles. I love how you coordinate your papers to make it look so natural and eye appealing.
Marlene said…
I love everything about this card, Cheryl. Beautiful.
scotspanda said…
what a fabulosu sentiment, the shade of pink is particularly scrummy against the black

thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx
1CardCreator said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, I just love the whole combination of papers, it's perfect!
Mary J said…
Wow, just wonderful, Cheryl! I just love your style!

Thx for linking it up to the Cupcake Craftroom polka dot challenge! Hope to see you again for next month!

Mary J x
Carrie Sampsel said…
This is just beautiful. I love the vintage feel.
I love how the sentiment takes center stage on this creation! It really does pop right out at you. Lots of fun cuts used here and a great color palette.
~Laurie said…
Gorgeous card! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for playing along with Hiding My Craft Room challenge!


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